The Day-5 of Dasara saw various events taking place in the city and at Varuna village in the taluk today. While a heritage walk began from Town Hall premises, awareness rallies on conservation of cooking gas and importance of yoga began from Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple premises. This apart, various contests for children were held at Bal Bhavan in Bannimantap, contests for seniors and races for women at JK grounds and a slush field race at Varuna village.

Dasara Heritage Walk:The third and final day of ‘Heritage Walk’ as part of Dasara festivities was held this morning. The walk was flagged off by M. Rajendra, President, Hotel Owners Association, from Town Hall premises at 7 am.

More than 100 foreign students from Nepal, Khazakistan, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Thailand and other countries accompanied by about 15 senior citizens took part in the walk.

Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Commissioner, Department of Archaeology and Museums, speaking on the occasion said that there is a proposal to conduct ‘Heritage Walk’ on every first Saturday of the month and added that one college in city would be selected in a month and a slide show on heritage structures would be shown besides taking them around heritage structures in city.

Dr. R. Gopal, Director, Dept. of Archaeology and Museums, said that the Department would co-ordinate with selected colleges.

The walk, which began from Town Hall premises, went around Clock Tower, Freemasons’ building, Mysore Palace, K.R. Circle, Dufferin Clock Tower, Devaraja Market, K.R. Hospital, Govt. Ayurveda Hospital, CAVA building and culminated at Town Hall premises.

Narayana Gowda, Vice-President, Hotel Owners Association, Prof. N.S. Rangaraju, retd. Archaeology Professor and others were present.

Yoga: More than 200 Yoga enthusiasts including women of JSS Ayurveda College, Govt. Ayurveda College and Govt. Naturopathy College took part in the ‘Arogyadege Yoganadige’ by the Yoga Dasara Sub-Committee in city. These Yoga enthusiasts, carrying placards with messages on importance of Yoga, were accompanied by yoga students of various Yoga Schools in city, seated on four trucks and performing different asanas all through the rally.

Inaugurating Yoganadige at Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple, District Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad spoke about the advantages of Yoga which helped cure many diseases without much expense and side effects.

Sri Someshwaranatha Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Mysore Branch, Shanthagiri Swamiji, SP Abhinav Khare who is also the President of the Yoga Dasara Sub-Committee, Vice-President L. Bhaskar, Working President Dr. N. Nagesh, Yoga Guru Dr. Raghavendra Pai, Dr. Latha and others were present.

Awareness on LPG

Nearly 200 persons including workers and staff of 27 gas agencies in city took part in the awareness rally organised by HP Gas and Petroleum Conservation Research Agency (PCRA), as part of National Conservation Month.

The rally, which was flagged off by IGP (Southern Range) Dr. K. Ramachandra Rao from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple, passed through Albert Victor road, Devaraj Urs road and reached DC’s office. Those taking part were seen presenting demonstrations on various methods in conserving gas. It is said that Mysore has 75, 000 LPG consumers out of 1.4 lakh LPG consumers in the district.

HP Area Sales Manager Manjunath, Plant Manager Ramesh, Mehul Patel of Amardeep Gas Agency were among those who participated.

At Bal Bhavan

The Bal Bhavan premises in Bannimantap in city this morning was a hub of hectic activities as nearly 250 children of various schools in city and district participated in various competitions organised by the Jawahar Bal Bhavan as part of the three-day ‘Makkala Dasara’ which began yesterday.

These kids were seen actively participating in many competitions including presentation of folk dances and creative games like Sudoku and memory tests for the physically challenged.

Tomorrow, various competions like Mono Acting, Extempore, Debates and others will be held. Prizes and certificates to the winners and participants will be given away at the valedictory function scheduled to be held at J.K. Grounds on Oct. 11.

Dasara slush field race

Kesarugadde Ota, running race in slushy fields, was held in Varuna village of Mysore taluk this morning, under the aegis of Raitha Dasara Sub-Committee.

The race was held in the fields of 50 ft length in which the runners have to run from one end to the other and back (total 100mts).

The competitions were held at the taluk level and two from each taluk of Mysore district and two from Mysore city were selected.

Manu of Hunsur won the first prize while Manoj and Lingaraj, both from T. Narasipura, came second and third respectively.

The race was flagged off by ZP member Siddegowda. Sub- Committee Working President Dr. Mahanteshappa, Vice-President Anil Kumar and others were present.

A large number of villagers had gathered to witness the sports activities.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore